in large numbers.
This was a factor in the military coup in the 70’s
which overthrew the government of Zulfiqar Ali
Bhutto and brought the dictatorship of General
Zia into power. Zia then went on a campaign to
Islamicize the country.
He supported, trained and funded JI-inspired
Islamist fighters in
birth of the Taliban was a direct result of JI
influence in the Pakistani Intelligence services.
which have links to JI or actively support and
propagate Mawdudi’s ideas. They include the
and leading figures in the Muslim Council of Britain.
It is a shame that today in
sations promoting Mawdudi’s hate-filled works and,
if we are serious about defeating extremism in the